megan asked in PetsCats · 2 months ago

Would a vet let me make payments? ?

I’m pretty sure my cat has megacolon. She is in pain. It hurts me to even see her this way. Do you think a vet would let me make payments for the surgery? It’s usually around 800-1000 and I don’t have that

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    They may. Ask the vet. Some may even do it at a discount. Vets love animals. They did not get into the profession just to make money. It is in fact harder to get into vet school than medical school and vets do not make as much money as doctors who treat people.

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  • Sky
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You'll have to ask the vet, or shop around for a vet who does.  Most probably won't, especially for a new customer they've just met, but what they can offer is an application for Care Credit.  It's basically a low interest credit card for paying for veterinary bills.  They get paid in full by the credit company, and you make payments to the credit company like a credit card.  Don't make your cat wait any longer; take her to the vet and find out what you can do to make sure she gets the treatment she needs.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A vet is not a bank. By law, payments can not be longer than a year.

    Try finding an animal clinic. Usually a clinic is far cheaper because they're family owned & operated & they love animals. It's not just a business to them.

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  • 2 months ago

    What recourse do they have when you don't pay them? See if they take Carecredit. If they do then sign up online and see if you can get approved for that.

    Why do you have a pet if you don't have savings or a credit card that you can use for emergencies? If this cat is "in pain" it's probably needed a vet for awhile so SHAME ON YOU.

    If you can't do any of the above then GIVE HER TO A NO-KILL SHELTER. It's Felony Animal Neglect to force her to suffer just because you don't have the means to provide for her.

    • megan2 months agoReport

      She’s one of the many feral cats in the colony in my neighborhood 

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  • 2 months ago

    Megan I don't know where you live. But if it is Victoria LORT SMTH hospital is a fantastic veterinary teaching hospital which has philanthropists and big hearted people who donate funds so that disadvantaged pet owners can pay veterinary bills in instalments.  If you hold Victorian or Government concession card you are able to have subsidized veterinary help too. Their mission is all about the welfare of your pet.

    If you know anyone who has funds that they would like to make a difference to the day to day lives of disadvantaged pet owners and their pets, get them to donate to LORT SMITH.

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  • 2 months ago

    speak with vet......

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You would need to discuss this with your vet.  Some long time customers may do it, but in general they don't because people skip out - take the animal home and "forget" to pay.   Put it on your credit card.

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  • 2 months ago

    Ask. You can also ask if they take care credit. 

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  • 2 months ago

    You would have to ask the vet. Typically the answer is "NO"... People often fail to make the payments after the service is rendered. Vets arent a financial institution... They arent in the buisiness to make loans or financial plans.

    A vet "might" do it for a client who has been with them for years and developed a reputation with their vet.

    Use a credit card, take out a payday loan, a personal loan or apply for carecredit to pay for the surgery

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  • A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    First of all you are not a vet, you can't xray the cat. Don't jump to a diagnosis,, or how much it would cost to fix,

    Take her to a vet, ask about payment plans and get her diagnosed, it might be something much less costly and you can't just let the cat be in pain.

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